From ABC Science, 20 November 2015: Even if we all ate the same meal, everyone would metabolise it differently, according to a new study that suggests that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all dietary advice. Rather diets should be tailored to an individual’s gut microbiome, or combination of gut bacteria, Israeli scientists said. The … Continue reading Diets should be personally tailored to your gut microbiome, study says
From Australian Doctor newspaper, 21 March 2014: In December last year, Melbourne hosted 11,000 diabetes experts for the International Diabetes Federation world congress. Amid the usual hand-wringing about rising rates of the disease and its complications, there was considerable buzz about obesity surgery. Much of the interest revolved around a study that showed nearly three-quarters … Continue reading Surgery for diabetes?
From ABC Health and Wellbeing, 21 January 2014: Obesity surgery is hardly a new kid on the medical block. The first surgical attempts to help people lose weight were performed more than half a century ago. Bariatric or metabolic surgery, which involves either chopping out or tying off a section of the stomach, is now … Continue reading Is weight loss surgery the answer for diabetes?
From Clinical Endocrinology News, 16 December 2013: MELBOURNE – Approximately half of adults who meet the eligibility for glucose testing according to four different guidelines are not being tested for type 2 diabetes, according to data from a large survey of U.S. adults. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from … Continue reading Only half of at-risk adults being screened for diabetes
From Clinical Endocrinology News, 17 December 2013: MELBOURNE – Secure messaging can achieve similar outcomes in terms of behavioral goal achievement, self-reported health maintenance exam completion, and hemoglobin A1c level testing, compared with telephone and in-person support, new data suggest. A study of different methods of diabetes self-management support found no significant differences in outcomes … Continue reading Secure messaging viable for diabetes support
From Clinical Endocrinology News, 23 December 2013: MELBOURNE – Corneal nerve fiber length, measured using corneal confocal microscopy, is significantly reduced in individuals with type 1 diabetes who go on to develop diabetic neuropathy at 3 years, according to data from the longitudinal LANDMark study. Researchers found that corneal nerve fibre length was significantly lower … Continue reading Corneal nerve fiber loss may predict diabetic neuropathy
From Clinical Endocrinology News, 2 January 2014: MELBOURNE – Diabetic ketoacidosis was associated with swelling of white brain matter and shrinkage of gray matter, and the degree of change was associated with neurocognitive outcomes up to 6 months after the event, based on a study of children who were newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes … Continue reading Diabetic ketoacidosis without cerebral edema linked to neurocognitive changes
From Clinical Endocrinology News, 3 January 2014: MELBOURNE – A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes before age 50 was associated with an increased risk of microvascular complications, based on a secondary analysis of data from the international ADVANCE trial. In ADVANCE, the risk of microvascular complications, such as eye and kidney disease, increased with disease … Continue reading Microvascular complications increase with diabetes duration but not age